Paul Fussell Quotes
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I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.
Those who fought know a secret about themselves, and it is not very nice. They have experienced secretly and privately their natural human impulse towards sadism and brutality ... Not only did I learn to kill with a noose of piano wire put around someone's neck from behind, but I learned to enjoy the prospect of killing that way.
Most people who seek attention and regard by announcing that they're writing a novel are actually so devoid of narrative talent that they can't hold the attention of a dinner table for thirty seconds, even with a dirty joke.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
- Mae West
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.